Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Goldings

We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas! 

 {We of course have lots of pictures from festivities in December...
hopefully I'll get them posted once things slow down a little!}

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


The Little Lady was very excited to see Santa this year to tell him that she wants Saige {an American Girl doll} for Christmas.  Her little brother on the other hand, wasn't too thrilled.


We went to see Santa at Harding's Nursery.
I was impressed with their decorations and their Santa.


Since GW wasn't too excited about Santa, Mom and Dad got to jump in on the pictures too.

This pic did turn out pretty cute!

The Little Lady was thrilled with her Santa experience.
GW was thrilled because we got him a cookie at their open house after pictures : )

Black Friday...My Happy Day

I seriously LOVE Black Friday.
This year was extra awesome.  
The Little Lady was all into "girls day."

We headed into the city late Thursday afternoon.  Gaga and I surprised the Little Lady and took her to see Frozen.  Such a cute movie.  Then we headed to the new Holiday Inn Express right in the middle of all the good shopping.  My aunt and cousins met us there and we had a slumber party, complete with swimming and not much sleep : )

We'll all tell you that our Black Friday shopping is more about our time together, not the deals.  Sure, we all love a good deal, but we "slept in" and didn't start shopping until 5AM.  We all refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, we hate how they've ruined Black Friday by opening on Thanksgiving.

We started with two of my favorite things...Target and Starbucks.
I LOVE this picture!!!

After Target, we met up with my Grandparents {where T informed my Grandpa that, "there are no boys allowed on girl's day" but later said it was ok if just he came} and my great aunt and several more cousins, at Kneaders for breakfast.  
At Kneaders, T was the first kid of the day to find their Elf, so not only did she get a sucker, but she also got to choose his new hiding place for the day.

After some more shopping, it was time to head back to the hotel for a nap for one tired little lady.
Then our boys came and picked us up and we headed to see Santa!!!

Thanksgiving 2013

It looks as though I'm becoming a holiday only blogger, seeing as the last time I posted was Halloween pics.
Oh well, I guess.  Some are better than none, right.

Thanksgiving was really nice this year.
We spent it here on the ranch and my Grandparent's house.


After a great lunch, it was time for a little pinball...and a nap.
{My Grandpa has this awesome vintage pinball machine.  He's had it for as long as I can remember.}
The weather was great, the guys headed out to do a little shooting.

I successfully rolled out two pie crusts {my Mom made them for me when she was making hers}.  I made two caramel pecan pies, pumpkin bars and a new recipe, pecan pie bread pudding.  OMG, so good!  It tasted like the inside of a gooey cinnamon roll.

I hope that you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with loved ones.